Gal Gadot is Rolling Stone’s covergirl and told her story of life before Wonder Woman.
“In the few months she had off between graduating from high school and serving her two mandatory years in the Israel Defense Forces, her mom and a friend applied on her behalf for the Miss Israel pageant. When she found out she’d gotten in, ‘I told myself, ‘I’m just gonna do this. They’re gonna fly us to Europe, and I’m gonna get to tell my grandchildren that Grandmom did the Miss Israel thing.’ Little did I know that I would win.’ Or that winning would land her in the Miss Universe pageant…which totally freaked her out. ‘I knew that I did not want to win Miss Universe. It wasn’t my thing. For an 18-year-old, it looked like too much responsibility.’ So she decided to deliberately tank in the competition, pretending she didn’t speak English, wearing the wrong things. She didn’t make the top 20.”
She was very pleased to have lost, noting:
“I lost majorly,” she happily declares. “I victoriously lost.”
Are you feeling Porsha about rolling your eyes on this story, or do you think this adds to Gal Gadot’s badassery?